Recreations in Agriculture, Natural-history, Arts, and Miscellaneous Literature, Volume 4

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T. Bensley and sold by J. Wallis, 1803 - Agriculture

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Page 236 - Without their pains, when earth has nought beside To answer their small wants. To view the graceful deer come tripping by, Then stop, and gaze, then turn, they know not why, Like bashful younkers in society. To mark the structure of a plant or tree, And all fair things of earth, how fair they be.
Page 236 - Nought doing, saying little, thinking less, To view the leaves, thin dancers upon air, Go eddying round and small birds how they fare, When Mother Autumn fills their beaks with corn, Filch'd from the careless Amalthea's horn...
Page 236 - To see the sun to bed, and to arise, Like some hot amourist with glowing eyes, Bursting the lazy bands of sleep that bound him, With all his fires and travelling glories round him. Sometimes the moon on soft night clouds to rest, Like beauty nestling in a young man's breast, And all the winking stars, her handmaids, keep Admiring silence, while those lovers sleep. Sometimes...
Page 236 - Sometimes outstretcht, in very idleness, Nought doing, saying little, thinking less, To view the leaves, thin dancers upon air, Go eddying round...
Page 85 - A little salt may be then strewed over the whole, and the cover be firmly fixed down to rematn close shut till it be opened for use. If all this be carefully done, the butter may be kept perfectly sound in this climate for many years. How many years I cannot tell; but I have seen it two years old, and in every respect as sweet and sound as when it was only a month old. It deserves to be remarked, that butter cured in this manner does not taste well till it has stood at least a fortnight after being...
Page 245 - Galloways ; the best of which sometimes reached the height of fourteen hands and a half. One , of this description I possessed, it having been bought for my use when a boy.
Page 214 - Diminish carriage expense but one farthing," said he, " and you widen the circle of intercourse ; you form, as it were, a new creation, not only of stones and earth, and trees and plants, but of men also, and, what is more, of industry, happiness, and joy.
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Page 79 - Where now Dunbar ? The bard has run his race : But glitters still the Golden Terge on high ; Nor shall the thunder storm, that sweeps the sky, Nor light'ning's flash the glorious orb deface. Dunkeld, no more the heaven-directed chaunt Within thy sainted wall may sound again. But thou, as once the muse's favourite haunt — Shalt live in Douglas' pure Virgilian strain : While time devours the castle's crumbling wall, And roofless abbies pine, low-tottering to their fall.
Page 84 - I have found, by experience, that the following composition is, in many respects, preferable to it; as it not only preserves the butter more effectually from any taint of rancidity, but makes it also look better, and taste sweeter, richer, and more marrowy, than if the same butter had been cured with common salt alone.

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